|1||Bob Harkins Branch||618.76 SEB||Book||Adult General Collection|
Every year nearly 400,000 women--approximately 15 percent of all new mothers--face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the symptoms, causes, and treatment of postpartum depression. Topics covered include: risk factors for postpartum disorders, effects of a mother's depression on her baby, how medications and psychotherapy can help, mental health treatments and medications, and emotional support for new fathers.
Linda Sebastian has been a psychiatric nurse for twenty-five years. She is the author of numerous professional journal articles and has been a featured speaker in the United States and China. She lives in Fort Myers, Florida.
|1 Postpartum Disorders: An Overview||p. 1|
|2 Postpartum Blues||p. 17|
|3 Postpartum Depression||p. 24|
|4 Postpartum Anxiety Disorders||p. 44|
|5 Postpartum Psychosis||p. 64|
|6 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder||p. 70|
|7 Psychotherapy for Postpartum Disorders||p. 76|
|8 Treatment: Medication and Non-Medication||p. 85|
|9 Help for Fathers and Families||p. 108|
|10 Looking Ahead||p. 117|
|About the Author||p. 157|